Zakat and Yielders Investments

A number of users have been in touch to ask about their Zakat commitments on their investments with us now that Ramadan is underway. As always, we are keen to help provide guidance on fulfilling the obligations on your investments with us. This year, we also wanted to talk about the Series A shares on Seedrs, as this is not something we have covered with our investors before. We have broken out specific guidance for each type of share associated with Yielders below. Shares in Retail Assets (2-5 Year Investment Term, Monthly Dividends + Capital Appreciation Share) [Assuming a 3 year term] For retail … Continue reading Zakat and Yielders Investments

Covid-19 and the UK Economy

As a result of the spread of COVID-19, life has changed significantly for everyone over the past few weeks. Across the world, governments have instituted strict curbs on movement in order to halt the spread of the virus, leaving many unable to work. The reality of the situation pervades almost every area of life, and the economy is certainly not isolated, economist unfortunately already predicting a slowdown akin to 2008. It has been, however, heartening to see the response of many who have valiantly stepped in to help the more vulnerable among us in society, especially in the UK where … Continue reading Covid-19 and the UK Economy

Yielders’ Secondary Market Explained

As a number of our investors have noticed, Yielders has recently experienced a rapid sell-out of its assets. We have experienced significantly more demand than we had planned for during Q1, meaning that any new properties that we released sold out incredibly quickly (our latest, Cohort H, filled up in less than a day!). In response to this strong demand from our investors, the investments team is working at full tilt to acquire assets as quickly as possible, while maintaining our careful due diligence standards throughout the process. While we work to provide as seamless a user experience as possible, … Continue reading Yielders’ Secondary Market Explained

Corona Volatility: How Might You Be Affected as a Yielders Investor?

Given the rather grim news that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks, you might be inclined to ask what this all means for Yielders and your investment. This post serves to give you the inside track on our view of things here at Yielders, as well as a reminder of the key fundamentals of our assets. The truth is, nobody knows exactly when the market will right itself, however we are almost certainly going to see a significant slowdown in global economic activity over the next few months. Nerves surrounding trade, geopolitics and supply chains are prompting … Continue reading Corona Volatility: How Might You Be Affected as a Yielders Investor?

Using a Credit Card with Yielders

Sometimes, our users ask us if they are able to use their credit cards to invest on our platform. Our sophisticated payments provider, MangoPay, is able to facilitate payment via three methods: debit card; bankwire transfer; and credit card. Our investors are free to use whichever method they like, however we would like to clarify our stance on using credit cards with us.  We always do our best to discourage the use of interest-bearing products such as credit cards for a number of reasons. First, as an ethical investment platform, we take pride in offering competitive investment products that are entirely free from debt or … Continue reading Using a Credit Card with Yielders

Student Visa Changes and Demand for Student Property in the UK

Recent changes to student visa rules could significantly benefit investors in UK property, strengthening demand for an already highly subscribed asset class. The new rules mean that foreign students will have a two-year period in which to look for employment after receiving their diploma, able to seek employment in any number of the UK’s world-leading industries. The change applies to those starting courses beginning late next year. A number of educational consultancies in traditionally strong feeders of foreign students into the UK such as China and India[i] have reported a flood of enquiries about Undergraduate and Postgraduate applications, showing the UK … Continue reading Student Visa Changes and Demand for Student Property in the UK